SEX FOR FAVOUR AND GRADES IN NIGERIAN SCHOOLS: AN INSULT ON INTELLECTUAL INTEGRITY AND FAIRNESS
The study examined how sex for favour in Nigerian schools, especially the universities, has assumed an alarming proportion and the seeming quietude by students, parents, the government, the judiciary, and the university authorities. The study relied heavily on the oral interview method (95%) to ascertain why the phenomenon has continued unabated and focused on the dire consequences emanating therefrom. From the findings, it was discovered that the judiciary, parents, students, university authorities, etc. are accomplices; the act undermines and discourages hard work, wastes time and resources, etc. It was recommended, among other things, to include: lecturers found culpable should be arrested, prosecuted, and quit their jobs without their gratuities and pension entitlements; in respect to employment, any employer who accepts or requests sex instead of capacity, efficiency, skills, and intellectualism should be outrightly jailed for a period of 20–30 years; and there should be a general awareness campaign embarked upon by the government, churches, and mosques on the need for hard work to achievement instead of sex for favour and any other service.